visceral cavity


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splanch·nic cav·i·ty

the celom or one of the body cavities derived from it.
Synonym(s): visceral cavity
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visceral cavity

The body cavity containing the viscera (i.e., the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis).
See also: cavity
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We detected significantly higher viral loads in oropharyngeal swabs than in cloacal or visceral cavity swabs of chicken carcasses sold at the dressed poultry stalls or the retail markets (Figure).
The gonadal lobes are horizontally positioned since the gonopore (gonoduct connection) to posterior area of visceral cavity, and the narrower lobe is lying on the ventral side (lower lobe) of the cavity and the wider is up (upper lobe) (Fig.
Coiled inside the visceral cavity, the digestive system is nearly twice the animal's body length.
Embryos exposed to [10.sup.-4] M RA [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2H OMITTED] lack obvious head structures and appear only as a thin trunk (tr) set on an expanded visceral cavity and gut.
During the reproductive period, gonads take over a lot of volume and mass in the visceral cavity, thus influencing the condition factor.
were selected from other species and the following data were taken: total and standard length in centimetres, total weight in grams, repletion degree of the stomach (GR), degree of fat accumulated in the visceral cavity (GA), sex and state of gonadal maturation (Braga, 1990).